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Make Europe Blue Campaign

Fact of the week!

Did you know that 80% of marine plastic waste comes from land? 

 

You may already know that “about 97% of Earth's water is in the ocean”. But did you know that “a protein found in a jellyfish has contributed to cancer research” or that “cigarette butts are one of the top items found in beach clean-ups”?

Finding out these curious, fascinating and sometimes alarming facts can help us understand how we humans are linked to the ocean and its wellbeing. Find out more facts HERE!

Will you help us Make Europe Blue?

A multitude of threats including climate change, overfishing and pollution is putting our ocean at risk, and changing course requires us to work together.

The Make Europe Blue campaign is calling on you - citizens, businesses, organisations, authorities, celebrities, educators - to make a pledge to help the ocean. Your pledge is a personal promise or action that will keep our ocean healthy. “Every action – even the smallest one - brings change to our ocean”

Joining is easy

  • Get inspired by our Ocean facts
  • Check out potential ideas for pledges and submit your pledge HERE
  • Share it with others using the #MakeEUBlue hashtag.

Inspire others

Every action creates a new drop of blue on our European canvas. The more we do, the bluer Europe becomes.

Invite others to hop aboard: your friends, family, business partners, competitors, your preferred celebrity or influencer. Tag them on social media and challenge them to make Europe Blue! 

Together – across borders, age groups, and cultures - we can take care of our shared ocean. We can make a difference, one pledge at a time.

 

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Did You Know That... Exciting facts about the ocean!

Our Blue Planet is a marvellous place: a source of life, home to incredible wildlife and complex ecosystems.

So much of what is magical about the ocean is hidden under the surface of the water. In fact, we know more about than surface of the moon than the deep sea. We have a lot to learn.

The more we know about the Ocean, the better we can act to ensure its wellbeing.

So let’s dive in with a few facts that may surprise you!

 

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Your action matters! Make your pledge!

The Make Europe Blue campaign calls on citizens, businesses, organisations, authorities, and celebrities to commit to an action that can benefit the ocean.

A pledge is an an action you take to protect the Ocean. No matter where you live, what you do or the size of your contribution, we can all act together for a healthy ocean in Europe and beyond.

Any type of pledge that serves our ocean will be accepted, so use your imagination, get creative and - together - we will make this happen.

 

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Our Featured Pledges about the Ocean

Everybody can make a difference for our Blue Planet. Get inspired by the pledges of journalists, educators, policy-makers, activists and organisations engaged in ocean protection.

Every action counts!

 
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Build a Hydrothermal Vent - I Dive at Home / Constrói uma Fonte Hidrotermal - Eu Mergulho Em Casa

Learning and DIY activity

Last update: 22/05/21

Hands down! - I Dive at Home

Learning and DIY activity

Last update: 22/05/21

Coral Garden - I Dive at Home

Learning and DIY activity

Last update: 22/05/21

The Fate Changer App

Learning activity

Last update: 22/05/21

Which Deep Sea Creature are you?

Learning activity

Last update: 22/05/21

Spectacular! Colouring pages. A Blackmouth Catshark at the Mingulay Reef Complex, Scotland

Learning activity

Last update: 22/05/21

Spectacular! Colouring pages. A Deep-Sea Skate and Octopus on the Hebrides Terrace Seamount, Scotland

Learning activity

Last update: 22/05/21

Spectacular! Colouring pages. A Redfish at the LoVe Observatory, Norway

Learning activity

Last update: 22/05/21

How to Choose Sustainable Seafood Products with the Mr.Goodfish Programme

Conservation action (beach cleanup, citizen science...)

Last update: 12/05/21

MakeEuBlue campaign data

Last update: 10/05/21

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Map of pledges
Latest pledges submitted
At PaCo we pledge to: - only buy food from local producers for our events - ban disposable plastics from our events and activities - shift digital-only procedures regarding internal bureaucracy
Pavilhão do Conhecimento Centro Ciência Viva
Affilation:
Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Centro Ciência Viva
City/Country: Lisbon, Portugal
Theme(s): Ocean and climate

See the pledge page here.

We are pledge to become part of the European Network of Blue Schools. To develop ocean literacy through the school curriculum.
Sanja Pešić
Affilation:
Elementary School "Josip Pupačić"
City/Country: Omiš, Croatia
Theme(s): Ocean and climate, Healthy and Clean ocean

See the pledge page here.

Food and ocean
Maryam Taha
Affilation:
Faculty of science Suez canal university
City/Country: Ismailia, Egypt
Theme(s): Food from the Ocean

See the pledge page here.

I continue convening regular Berlin Ocean Dinners. These informal exchanges support knowledge sharing, networking and quality discussions between colleagues working on marine issues in Berlin.
Markus Knigge
Affilation:
Blue Action Fund
City/Country: Berlin, Germany
Theme(s): Healthy and Clean ocean

See the pledge page here.

I pledge to inform and advocate ocean matters in family, friends & professional circles and to focus my professional activity on missions benefiting the ocean & sustainability of coastal communities.
Serge Gomes da Silva
City/Country: VAYRES, France
Theme(s): Food from the Ocean

See the pledge page here.

EMODnet Physics pledge to continue deliver and further expand the availability of marine physics data in the ocean, including the coastal zone and polar regions, through increased citizen engagement
Antonio Novellino
Affilation:
ETT
City/Country: Genova, Italy
Theme(s): Ocean and climate, Healthy and Clean ocean

See the pledge page here.

Produce a book that provides an easy-to-read overview of our understanding of the ocean, the issues it faces, and specific suggestions for things we can do to improve ocean health: theoceanandus.com.
Farah Obaidullah
Affilation:
Women4Oceans
City/Country: The Hague, Netherlands
Theme(s): Ocean and climate, Food from the Ocean, Healthy and Clean ocean, Enhancing awareness of all the ways we interact with the ocean.

See the pledge page here.

EMODnet Biology pledges to continue making biodiversity data freely available according to international open standards and FAIR principles.
Joana Beja
Affilation:
EMODnet Biology
City/Country: Oostende, Belgium
Theme(s): Ocean and climate, Food from the Ocean, Healthy and Clean ocean

See the pledge page here.

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